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Dallas to Boston drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets


Dallas to Boston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dallas to Boston. If you're planning a road trip to Boston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Dallas and Boston. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:44 pm  Hot Springs
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:44 pm  Memphis
eat at Central BBQ
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 3 hours

1:06 pm  Nashville
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 4:36 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:29 pm  Knoxville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Knoxville
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:42 pm  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:09 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 3 hours

8:14 pm  Baltimore
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Baltimore
drive for about 3 hours

12:04 pm  New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:45 pm  arrive in Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay at The Westin Copley Place

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Dallas, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Hot Springs  (16 answers)
    Hot Springs National Park  (4 mentions)
Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Nashville  (145 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
Knoxville  (12 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
Blacksburg  (9 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Charlottesville  (14 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband
Baltimore  (50 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Best sports bars to watch football?
New York City  (588 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    questions about New York City:
        Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Boston, Massachusetts.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Boston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Boston.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Boston to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Copley Place, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Eliot Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Commonwealth  (3 mentions)
The Charles Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Boston? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Boston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mike's Pastry, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Legal Sea Foods  (13 mentions)
Neptune Oyster  (7 mentions)
Alden & Harlow  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Boston? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Boston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
Harvard University  (17 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Boston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport  (20 answers)

profile  Neil from Baton Rouge asked:
Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?  (14 answers)

profile  Eunice from Turrialba asked:
Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?  (10 answers)

profile  Sara from Westerly asked:
Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?  (9 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Boston.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Boston to Dallas drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dallas to Boston. Or get a full Dallas to Boston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,776 miles
driving time of 28 hours, 31 minutes
Boston is 1 hour ahead of Dallas
104 Dallas travel answers
16 Hot Springs travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
145 Nashville travel answers
12 Knoxville travel answers
9 Blacksburg travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
50 Baltimore travel answers
588 New York City travel answers
199 Boston travel answers





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